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Doublethink

August 27, 2018
By Halcyonday PLATINUM, Johnson City, Tennessee
Halcyonday PLATINUM, Johnson City, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and cry at a funeral? It is because we are not the ones involved."
-Mark Twain, "Pudd'nHead Wilson"


One lost tooth,
My very first.
So I stayed up all night,
With wide eyes, pink footed pajamas.

My breath caught as,
I heard the sound! Of my door,
Closed my eyes tight and lay still,
Shifted my head so she could reach under my pillow.

Then I heard a voice and saw a hand:
My mom’s.
Caught in the act with,
One tiny bone and a crisp dollar bill.

My lip quivered but,
She spread her violet wings,
And disappeared.
With my very first tooth, in a haze of fairy dust.


The author's comments:

George Orwell's "1984" uses the term "doublethink" to describe a hopeful form of self-indoctrination. Wanting to believe can be dangerously powerful.


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